I don't know the answer to the ops theory stated in the subject but it seems most of the degradation talk is moot given that whatever distance it says after a 100% charge is always only an estimate unlikely to be fully realized given the variability of everyone's driving.
Probably the biggest influence on range variance and apparent degradation for EV's is temperature. ICE doesn't suffer to the same degree in lower temps.
I'm pretty sure the quality control of every cell that Panasonic delivers for Tesla is excellent. So many people seem to get all freaked out and can't sleep at night because of their apparent loss of an estimated range?? The car is brilliant at telling you when and where to charge. Gee, it even will navigate you there and do the range estimation & calculations for you.
Forget about apparent degradation , sleep tight .... charge to 100% when you need to.... drive & enjoy
Could you provide more detail on what the differences are? Source references also.
From the light reading I've done on this subject on TMC & elsewhere, it seems to me that people who have "never done this" and "always done that" seem to experience more "degradation." As has been discussed ad infinitum, this throws off the BMS & the car simply begins reporting inaccurate range. In the long run, I suspect these people (like myself) will ultimately end up with a battery that lasts longer, even if the estimated range/capacity is not perfectly accurate throughout its life.
change my mind